tv News 4 Today NBC September 9, 2012 9:00am-10:00am EDT
2012. we're hear from some of the viewers that the power won't be back on until midnight tonight. >> the good news though, at least it won't be a hot one out. there we have cool temperatures that have arrived because of the storms. >> chuck bell is standing by, hopefully with the good news. >> lots of good news, richard and angie. everybody that suffered through the humidity and the storms and the gusty winds yesterday is waking up this morning to a real cool, crisp, refreshing change of air mass that has arrived on the back side of the cold front. the front sparked the severe weather yesterday and now on the back side of it, things are really nice. temperature now, 70 in annapolis. that's far and away one of the warm spots. 50s out into the mountains of west virginia. mid 60s in and around town thanks to a ton of early morning sunshine. nothing showing up on storm 4 radar now. couple of storms along the outer coastline. those are quickly taking leave of us. if you're enjoying your sunday,
first pitch for the nationals a and the marlins at 1:30 this afternoon. 77 degrees. near perfect, cooler, less humid than yesterday and no two-hour rain delay during this game unless yesterday. a beautiful morning will lead to the partly sunny afternoon. chances of five or ten minute long showers up in the high spots. but in town, nothing to worry about. temperatures in the 70s today as opposed to 91 and humid yesterday. >> chuck, thanks. the national weather service is looking into reports of two possible tornados in northern virginia. >> the storm caused major damage in parts of fairfax county. news4's chris gordon is live in reston where residents are cleaning up this morning. i was out that way yesterday and trees blocked off roadways. it looks like a mess out there now. >> that's right, angie and richard. this is south shore road in reston. the area i'm told got hit the
worst. you see the tree chippers and a big crane over here, because this house had a tree fall through the roof into the kitchen. luckily, nobody hurt. if you pan further up south shore road you will see that there is a car up the street, parked at -- it was basically got a karate chop by the tree. these are mature, tall, thick trees. and there's an area where a carport was destroyed. now with us now live and joining us and i hope you can hear us over all the activity seems like midday here. thank you for being with us. this is deputy chief mike riley, fire and rescue. did you get a confirmation on a tornado? >> yes. last year it was confirmed with our communication center that we were tracking on doppler radar what they confirmed to be a tornado. in the chantilly area and then down to the reston area and then tracked it up into virginia. >> reporter: let's talk about
the nearby skandia circle. >> well, several homes there were destroyed. trees coming down. people trapped in their homes. we managed to get in there, get those people out. none of them were injured. they did have some pets that were trapped in the basement. our trcrews got those as well. >> reporter: how fully deployed were you? >> the storm impacted us at 3:30 and then an hour later we had about 58% of all our field forces deployed. including a boat rescue on the potomac river. >> reporter: even though it was a satuay, you were on stand by. >> i was on stand by. we have 37 fire stations staffed 24/7. they put additional staff on as well. that was helpful. >> reporter: deputy chief mike riley, thank you. we'll update what efforts are going on during the day. but reston, hit hard. the cleanup, not only is fully
underway at this early hour on a sunday morning as we have had team coverage throughout yesterday afternoon and evening and coming in today, but you see they have got a lot more work ahead. but luckily, a lot of damage, minor injuries. that's the latest from reston, live. richard d angie, back to you. >> chris, thank you. the storm did rip through pretty quickly and without much warning. >> it caught hundreds off guard in prince georges county and it's to blame for at least a dozen injuries. the high winds and heavy rain tore through the fair and upper marlboro yesterday. hundreds tried to go into the show place arena and this caused a near stampede. four people were hospitalized and officials say the storm and the ensuing stampede are responsible for the injuries. >> the people knew that they were being told to evacuate and told to evacuate for a reason. they could see and feel that reason. so there was an urge to leave
the open air and get in a covered building. >> a couple of tents were knocked over. many d.c. residents will clean up from the storm. >> the storm damaged homes and businesses and look at this building at the corner in northeast washington. it flew off and damaged a nearby building. people who were there say it was a miracle no one was hurt. >> we looked up and we just seen the top coming down pretty fast. we couldn't tell if anybody was underneath, but apparently no one was. >> the winds toppled trees across the area. this was in the rock creek section of d.c. the trees took down power lines along with it. at this time, around 19,000 people are still without power in our area. pepco is reporting 4,200 outages. dominion has around 12,000 still without electricity. bge says about 1,500 of their
customers are still in the dark. stay with news4 as we bring you complete coverage of the storm including the latest power outage numbers. you can follow our nbc4 facebook and twitter pages. a scary scene on the potomac river as police had to rescue people from the water after their boat overturned. a dragon boat or a large racing boat capsized around 2:00 p.m. yesterday. only some of the people were wearing life jackets, but police were able to rescue everybody. witnesses who were driving by say they actually boat capsize and they heard people screaming and immediately called park police. >> maybe 15 or 20 people were there. everybody was on the water and they began just to scream help help. >> none of the people rescued had to go to the hospital.
the boat was towed to grafly point. a bombing in northern iraq killed seven police recruits and injured 17 others. this happened at a military base near the city of kirkuk. the recruits gathered in a parking lot and were ready to apply or the jobs as officers. no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing at this point. secretary of state hillary clinton says she'll continue to try to convince russia to support sanctions against syria. russia just rejected her call to increase pressure on bashar al assad. she says if they don't support new sanctions the u.s. and allies will boost their support for the syrian opposition. president obama is campaigning this weekend in florida. he's telling voters that creating more jobs is his top priority right now and he's calling on americans to rally for achievable goals that will lead to new jobs. meanwhile, his newest high profile surrogate is in our area
today. mayor castro attended a kickoff yesterday. he was the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question that it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunities and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth, 4.5 million new jobs created and what he wants to do in the future. >> mayor castro will be on "meet the press" with david gregory this morning at 10:30 right here on nbc4. mitt romney will be on "meet the press" this morning and he also spent yesterday in virginia. the republican presidential nominee is blaming president obama for exposing the military to huge spending cuts. defense spending will take a major cut automatically next year if the president and congress cannot reach an agreement on any budget.
romney calls that unthinkable. so with both conventions over with, we're now two months away from the november election. right now, president obama holds a slight lead, but as "meet the press" moderator david gregory explained, friday's dismal jobs report is a huge plus for mitt romney. >> he can say, look, he hassed a chance. americans do think that romney has better ideas about the economy. that's his calling card. >> and david welcomes mitt romney for an exclusive interview. you can see it here on nbc4 at 10:30. today the baltimore area school yeardley love graduated from will dedicate a field to her. it will include prayers and a speech from the love family. yeardley love was found dead in
her apartment more nan two years ago. her on again/off again boyfriend george huguely was convicted of killing her. coming up, a falling object catches neighbors by surprise. find out what they found in their yard. a new study is out this morning and it may have you thinking twice before you belt out a song on your morning drive. right now, we are on twitter and facebook. all morning long, you can search news4 today. find us there. back in a moment. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november.
vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman.
within each strand of an oat's rhythmical sway. when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the most perfect lesson in flavor. ♪ nature's best-written recipe is ready for you to enjoy. nature valley, nature at its most delicious.
now try our new crunchy dark chocolate peanut butter bar. barack obama calls on bill clinton to help his failing campaign. [ clinton ] it's about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. [ male announcer ] he's a good soldier, helping his party's president. but what did bill clinton say about barack obama in 2008? give me a break. this whole thing is the biggest fairytale i have ever seen. [ male announcer ] 23 million americans struggling for work. a middle class falling further behind. give me a break. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. something to think about, imagine you're leaving your house this morning and you find a piece of an airplane in your driveway that's what happened to one man in washington state. the landing gear door from a 767 landed right in front of his house. >> this is a piece of the door
that fell. i couldn't pick up the whole thing so i just got a little piece. >> no one was hurt when the door crashed into the neighborhood. the faa is not saying whether it's identified the plane that lost the door, but i can imagine if you're on the plane you would probably know if the door fell off. >> would probably be easy to identify. they're still working on that. you have heard of the warnings of talking on your cell phone or texting behind the wheel, but you may be driving your -- more dangerously if you're singing to your favorite song. it makes driving seem more mentally demanding, that makes it more difficult to maintain your speed. >> you actually tend to slow down, you kind of stay more centered in your lane. you become a little bit more careful. >> psychologists say people
realize how distracting music can be. that's why people turn off the radio when it starts raining or snowing hard. still ahead on news4 today, a local push to get more kids interested in lacrosse. caught in the rain. people got caught in a heavy downpour. but what's in store for today? storm 44 meteorologist chuck bell tells us if we can expect any more rain.
the rain came quickly in our area yesterday. so fast it caught some people by surprise. some unlucky folks were stuck outside when the skies opened up. soaking them immediately, but while some were trying to run out of the rain, we found at least one -- there's always one guy who loves to be in it. we asked him if he enjoyed the soaking run, he said you bet. >> i'm sure he's not the only one out there.
>> you bet. well, i was at work yesterday. i love running in the rain. the toughest part -- you have to get out the door. i mean, i run -- i never really run less than seven miles so i'm a sweaty mess when i get back anyway. >> but soggy tennis, wet socks. >> i agree. there are parts of the gw running path headed to mount vernon that tend to submerge in heavy rain. that was the last time i had both soaked to the bottom of my knees in rain and that wasn't fun because i still had eight more miles to go to get home. as long as you can keep the shoes from being completely soggy it's not fun. if you're outside, today, you can hang the clothes on the line, put the shoes out in the sunshine and by tomorrow, nothing more than a distant memory. bright sunshine here in washington. 68 degrees now at national airport. dew points though have really plummeted. about a 15 to 20 degree dew point drop today compared to the
same time yesterday. what does that mean? here's what the dew point means, dew points are back in the 60s. 60 to 64. here's where we were yesterday, 70 to 74% under the oppressive range. current temperatures now are warming into the mid 60s. already one spot, annapolis at 70 degrees. and cumberland back in the 50s. a beautiful way to get the day started. we'll reach into the mid to upper 70s with plenty of sunshine for most. we'll bubble up a cumulus field and that can wring out some five or ten minute showers and that's just it. the rain chances today, what little they are, are up to the north and west. there bogoes the rain showers a it rained in ocean city, maryland, this morning. a little ripple in the atmosphere. as that guides in, that's the
reason we'll wring out some showers north and east today. after the sun goes down, are we sitting pretty here as the high pressure is building on in. there goes the cold front, the rain and all the mess of yesterday, out the sea. good riddance to it. a chance of showers in the high spots but that's it. every cloud will run for cover and disappear. 50s or the most tomorrow. 40s for some. a nice sunny stretch of weather starting tomorrow -- really starting today. but in effect for today and lasting all week long. sunshine for now, sun and a cloud mix by later on this afternoon. no severe weather threat today. and most of us won't even see a rain drop. highs today, mid to upper 70s. then tomorrow, on a crisp, cool start, it will be a refreshing, gorgeous day tomorrow.
look at these overnight low temperatures, this is in town. so a lot of spots, monday morning and especially tuesday morning, i would not be surprised to see 40s on the map somewhere in fairfax county or prince william county. that's close in. by tuesday morning. so be ready for the big bundle up factor. >> the puffer jacket. >> sleeves will help. >> puffer jacket may be over the top. >> thin skinned. it was so cold today. i was surprised. i think that, chuck. families are getting the chance to learn a new sport. >> a local group hit the field to introduce them to the world of lacrosse. news4's seth lemon has the story. >> reporter: bend, scoop and cradle. those are some of the techniques the coaches caught these future lacrosse players. kids hit the field outside the sports and learning complex for an vent sponsored by the prince
georges county women's lacrosse association. >> this is a great way to start it in prince georges county. >> reporter: they hope to increase the interest in the sport, especially for girls. >> once they try it and they see it's not the body checking, it's more the finesse of the game, then they're captured into it. and they're really hooked. >> reporter: though maryland is well known for lacrosse, prince georges county hasn't had ways for kids to get involved that's changing thanks to help from people like delegate justin ross. >> this is the fastest growing scholarship sport in america and yet our kids aren't playing it in high school. we worked with governor o'malley and got this passed thanks to our senators and delegates from prince georges county. >> reporter: the kids an parents are learning the fundamentals of lacrosse. we decided to put our skills to the test. she's a little better than me already. >> i think it's a great idea for them to get involved in the
lacrosse. >> reporter: parents are excited about the opportunity the sport creates. >> there are lacrosse scholarships for college. so you know if we have hopes for our kids to go to college and be successful this is a way for them to get there. >> reporter: this is also the fastest growing sport and it's giving the kids a winning shot for their future. in landover, maryland, seth lemon, news4. all right. take a look here, who's -- recognize that face? our prince georges county bureau chief, tracee wilkins, she emceed the event. just visit pgwla.org. yesterday's storm could not put a damper on the nationals offense. >> you can say that again. plus, are you ready, rg3 prep e prepares for his nfl debut. carol maloney has it all in this morning's sports in a minute. >> good morning. your sports minute begins with the stephen strasburg shut down.
he's officially shut down for the year on sat did. he finishes with a 15-6 record. bottom nine, after 2 1/2 hour rain delay jayson werth ties it with his fifth home run of the year and then cory brown wins it for a nats with a shot to the right. nats win 7-6. rubber match today at 1:30. college football, maryland visiting temple. the terps get three touchdowns from hills. two through the air, one on the ground. maryland beats temple. virginia, virginia tech and georgetown also all winners. howard falls to rutgers. today at 1:00 the robert griffin iii era officially begins for the redskins with the season opener in new orleans against the saints. rg3 who has a lot of family in the big easy is ready for his debut. >> you try not to get too antsy and then the coaches talked to me about it.
don't try to go out and show anything or prove anything. go out and play and have fun. i think that's the approach i'm taking toward it rather than time to show what i've got. it's a matter of executing. >> i'm carol maloney. pope benedict knows how to hit the road in style, but his newest ride will help out the environment. renault gave him an electric gift as a car. it has an electric motor and it has his coat of arms painted on the side. pope benedict has been called the green pope because of his concern foreign the environment. in 2010, he installed solar panels on the roof of some vatican buildings. the time 9:26. many are cleaning up from the storm. we are live with the damage.
anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
within each strand of an oat's rhythmical sway. when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the most perfect lesson in flavor. ♪ nature's best-written recipe is ready for you to enjoy. nature valley, nature at its most delicious. now try our new crunchy dark chocolate peanut butter bar.
the d.c. metro area is once again cleaning up after a major storm system ripped through the region. in the district the storm knocked over at least ten trees causing problems for many r reside residents. fallen trees dozens of homes with electrical wires still on the ground. two tornados may have touched down in chantilly and prince georges county. right now, here's how the numbers stack up. about 17,000 people are still without power in our area. at one point, more than 150,000 customers didn't have electricity because of all those storms. good morning. everyone. welcome to news4 today. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. it's sunday, september 9, 2012. the storms have moved out of the way and brought some cooler temperatures. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has moved outside. looks like you've lost your jacket. >> i have. it's 67 degrees and from my view
here, i cannot see a single cloud in the entire sky. i think that's the case here through at least the rest of this morning and then friendly cumulus skies this afternoon. even if you get a rain drop or two even if you see a rain drop, no severe weather threat. no thunder and lightning tundz. and 62 in martinsburg. 62 in hagerstown. as you make your plans to get outside and enjoy your day today, here's storm 4 doppler. nothing showing up on doppler now. a couple of sprinkles toward ocean city this morning. the nationals split the first two games with the marlins. the rubber match is today. 1:35 degrees. yesterday, we made 91. also noticeably less humid.
i don't think they'll have the t two hour rain today. a lot of folks are cleaning up from the storm damage. it's almost good weather to spend the day cleaning. >> if you're still in the dark, good weather to go outside. go kill some time. thanks, chuck. hundreds of fairfax county residents are spending this morning cleaning up. the national weather service says a tornado may have touched down there yesterday. reston was hit particularly hard. that's where news4's chris gordon is live. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, again, richard and angie. this is south shore road in reston. it's blocked to traffic because you see that crew working behind me, trying to take large branches and chip them up. what is happening here is as you come around you'll see a large crane over here. there was a mature tree, a very
tall and wide tree that fell on the house behind me. they're trying to get the larger pieces of it off. it went through the roof and into the kitchen and the people -- it's uninhabitable. the people weren't hurt, but they're looking for a place to stay for a while. as we go up south shore road, you will see a number of other vehicles and houses that have damage. a carport is totaled. there is a truck without a roof. and a car that has been basically cut in half by a tree. it turns out that the truck owner had some damage during the durachio. i'm being joined by mike riley. just one more time, i want to confirm that there was a tornado here and elsewhere throughout this area. >> sure, chris. last night emergency operations center was in contact with the
national weather service. and through doppler radar and other scientific methods they tracked an confirmed a tornado from fairfax county, through herndon, here into reston, then out to tyson's corner and into maryland. >> reporter: you were busy last night. we talked about at 9:00. i want to look ahead to the day ahead. you're on stand by for what? >> obviously as people come out, kind of surveying the damage, may they quickly -- obviously there's a lot of dangers down there. you know, power lines and other things that are in that debris. so we want to caution our citizens if they go out there and see power lines down, we want them to assume they're power, energized and could cause danger, and not to touch them until the companies take care of their own wires. >> deputy chief michael riley. so nice to have you out here with us for news4. this tornado hit through the area hard hit through chantilly,
reston, also areas that suffered damage, arlington, alexandria. there were about 120,000 power outages and we're talking down to fredericksburg, over to charlottesville. here on south shore road, they say it was worse than the daratio. >> thanks very much. in silver springs, a giant tree was knocked over right into the house and there were two people inside the home. luckily, they were not hurt, but one of their cats did run off. >> look at what the storm looked like when it rolled through adams morgan. many cars had trouble staying in their lane. it did rip a roof off the building, but like in virginia, no one was seriously hurt. we've got complete storage
coverage. you can stay connected with us and up to date with any breaking storm news by following the facebook and twitter pages. this morning, a traffic alert for metro riders. expected to be another messy day on the rails as construction will cause some major delays. buses are remaining trains between dupont circle and no what gallaudet. three stations are closed completely and the red line is closed at metro center and gallery place. the construction will help improve wireless service in tunnels. now to the week ahead, the country will remember the lives lost during the september 11th attacks. tuesday marks 11 years since the terrorist attacks. president obama will once again take part in the 9/11 day of service. he's asked people to remember and honor the victims and their families as well as the first responders who risked their lives to help. people will be able to say
good-bye to neil armstrong. the national cathedral will host a memorial service for the legendary astronaut. you must make reservations through nasa. armstrong died last month and in 1969 he was the first man to walk on the moon. maryland health officials will be spraying parts of anne arundel for mosquitoes tuesday night. at least one person in maryland has died from the virus. officials will spray in the arundel-marley area tuesday night. residents are being encouraged to avoid outdoor activities that night. it could be the week we see the new iphone. apple will make a big announcement this wednesday and rumor has it it will be the introduction of the iphone 5. there are also rumors apple could unveil a smaller and cheaper ipad as well. and the buzz is already building. >> i'm holding my breath. >> we'll see. but the mini-ipad, there's a ton
of talk about that. >> well, maybe it's the iphone 5. they're basically the same thing. >> interchangeable. 9:37. today, we check out one twister caught on video. >> you're watching news4. we are on twitter and facebook throughout the morning. just search news4 today. we are back in a moment. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. [ sally umlaut ] it's greek-style yogurt. thick, scrumptious, and more protein than those regular yogurts. are those almonds i see in the corner thingy? caramelized almonds i think you'll find. well, who wants ordinary run-of-the-mill almonds when you could have the caramelized kind? if i was this girl, i'd caramelize my whole apartment. weird. this greek style yogurt has style. you can say that again. why thank you. this greek style yogurt has style.
okay. stop saying it now. you're sending me mixed messages. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
at 13 years old, keith says he loves art of all kinds. and likes seeing what other people create. >> well, i like to look for things like coe lllages and thi you don't normally see. >> reporter: he checked out the books and he's a bright, young man. >> he's incredibly artistic. he does beautifully in school. cognitively he's right on track. he's in the eighth grade and working on grade level. >> reporter: what's your favorite subject? >> math. >> reporter: are you doing well in that? >> yeah. >> reporter: what kind of grades are you making? >> as. >> reporter: keith is modest about the things he does well. he's just a nice guy, but he has had some disappointments in his young life. >> about six years ago, he came into care with his siblings who have since been adopted.
we are looking for keith to have a permanent family as well so he can belong to a family much like his siblings. >> reporter: keith says the hardest part about being in foster care is having to move so often. what are you hoping will happen? >> that i won't have to move around and i'll get adopted. i'm someone who is caring, loving, won't give up easily. they won't just doubt you whenever you're doing something. >> reporter: it turns out keith is very good with clay. he created and painted a bowl and definitely impressed the artist's owner of the studio. >> i think he has a very unique style. all his own. i love how he's so confident. when he walked in, we asked him to draw on this big white piece of paper which is a lot of pressure. he just dove right in and got to work right away. >> reporter: some art supplies we are her gift to take home. and he also got a gift certificate. >> you can come back and do a
class or a camp or have a party here. i hope to see you very soon. >> thank you. >> reporter: barbara harrison for wednesday's child. >> if you have room in your home and heart for keith or another child waiting, please call the special adoption hotline. of course, you can go to our webpage. we have cooler temperatures that have moved in. with we'll check in with -- when
when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the most perfect lesson in flavor. ♪ nature's best-written recipe is ready for you to enjoy. nature valley, nature at its most delicious. now try our new crunchy dark chocolate peanut butter bar.
street. residents say it missed cars by a few feet. two tornadoes were spotted in new york city yesterday. >> how rare is that? >> well, tornadoes in new york city are very rare. you know, further out on long island, it was not in manhattan itself. but still very, very rare. they probably only average one tornado in september. once every five to ten years up there. it would be very unusual in september to get that kind of weather up there. so very unusual for them. and boy, did we get hammered by mother nature yesterday as well. unconfirmed reports that it was probably a tornado out there towards chantilly and another brief touchdown or a spinup in prince georges county. we will not be facing that kind of severe weather today. today will be a severe clear day to be outside. slim, slim little chance of a quick shower in the high spots, but that is it. i don't think we need to worry about in and around town at all. you folks out towards chesapeake bay, out on to the eastern shore, no rain chances for you today.
68 degrees at national airport. look at that beautiful picture out there. the blue waters of the potomac, reflecting the blue sky overhead. temperatures are climbing quickly now, through the 60s. headed into the 70s here shortly within the next hour or so. and 68 at 10:00. a beautiful morning around here. i put the little mention out there spotty showers north and west to keep you advised there may be a quick little shower. unlike these wind gusts yesterday, andrews air force base, 59 mile per hour. and rosslyn and virginia, 53 mile per hour. and gusts 40 or higher for annapolis, reagan national airport and dulles international, 47 mile per hour gust. so a nice day today. by comparison for sure, nothing showing up on don't learn too close to us. these rain showers off shore are going further off shore. that's that little impulse in
the atmosphere that's coming our way during the course of the afternoon. might bring out quick showers and mostly in the mountains of west virginia and pennsylvania. high pressure is moving on in by late tonight into tomorrow. high pressure in the upper midwest. it will push the cooler, drier air in place. we are in the 60s in town this morning. i think we'll in the 50s tomorrow morning. likely to be the coolest morning in three months across the area. high pressure settles on in for the rest of the work and school week. sunny stretch beginning today and continuing through tomorrow. tuesday, wednesday, basically carbon copies, monday through thursday of this upcoming week. so today, sunny now. a mix of clouds and sun this afternoon. a little shower chance in the mountains today. one or two spots might reach 80 degrees. but then tomorrow, sunny and 78. tuesday, mostly sunny. tuesday morning might be the
chilliest of the week, with 40s. and then we work up a touch, back a little closer to average as we finish out the week and head into next weekend. for any random beachgoers, a lot go to the beach in september to ride is the crowds, but tomorrow, the rest of the week, nothing like the beach. warm water. full sunshine, no crowd. >> perfect day. >> i'm not a people watcher -- >> you like a little ocean to yourself. all right, thanks. the time is 9:51. still more ahead on news4 today. [ male announcer ] as the economy gets worse, barack obama calls on bill clinton to help his failing campaign. [ clinton ] it's about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment.
[ male announcer ] he's a good soldier, helping his party's president. but what did bill clinton say about barack obama in 2008? give me a break. this whole thing is the biggest fairytale i have ever seen. [ male announcer ] 23 million americans struggling for work. a middle class falling further behind. give me a break. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious?
you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. abut it'll become so much more. concrete and steel... a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county.
two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. nbc is your place for politics. coming up next "the chris
matthews show." >> followed by "meet the press" and david gregory. >> good morning, washington. coming up at 10:00, the fight is on. democrats were propelled out of charlotte determined to keep barack obama in the white house. and republicans are just as fired up. we always say every election is critical, but this stark choice promises to deliver a campaign that's historically hard fought with the polls so close, why are democrats so confident of a win? plus bill clinton delivered for barack obama down in charlotte. is the clinton machine already churning getting ready for a hillary run next time? is it better for her if obama wins or loses? join us for a great roundtable. now for a look at what's coming up on "meet the press" here's david gregory. >> good morning. a special "meet the press" this morning. i go one-on-one with governor mitt romney at a key juncture of this campaign, less than 60 days until the election. i press him on what a romney
presidency would mean for america and also ask him about the state of this race. we'll get reaction and insights about where it stands from our political roundtable today. joining me the keynote speaker mayor castro. plus our political director, chuck todd. a special edition of "meet the press." mitt romney's first appearance in the course of this campaign. all coming up this morning. and be sure to stay tuned afterward for my press pass discussion with tom brokaw for a look at the changing political landscape. only here on nbc4. >> thanks, david. do you ever turn your camera around and take a picture of yourself? well, nasa's mars rover is no different. curiosity took a picture of itself on mars. the big eye on the rover's face is kind of dangerous, it shoots laser beams to vaporize rocks. this guy is not joking around.
the square eyes below that have been sending back pictures since it landed more than a month ago. >> it reminds me of short circuit, remember that movie? >> when he's crawled around, he's crawled the length of a football field, he reminds me of wally. you know, make believe coming to life. >> could have gone further, but it's very tricky when running the remote control and it takes 15 minutes for the signal to get there. >> i can't believe they're vaporizing things up there. >> that's it for us. thanks for joi